'Jewish Indiana Jones' Accused Of Defrauding Charity

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A Maryland rabbi who dubbed himself the Jewish Indiana Jones was arrested Wednesday in New York for allegedly defrauding Jewish nonprofit Save the Torah of more than $1 million.

Rabbi Menachem Youlus, a co-founder of Save the Torah, was released on $100,000 bond and visibly trembling as he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge James Francis on charges of wire and mail fraud.

Youlus, 50, faces charges he defrauded Save the Torah by using his bogus accounts of so-called Torah rescue to solicit donations — at least $145,000...
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